You Can Grow – Orchids!

Orchids are gorgeous, beautiful, intricate, spectacular, and a number of other superlatives. They also have a reputation as being hard to grow, but that “ain’t necessarily so,” to quote the old song. The Orchid family is divided into four tribes, 800 genera, well over 20,000 different species with numerous varieties, and more being discovered everyRead moreRead more

Garden Calendar for September 2018

In Southern Arizona, the soils are still warm from the summer heat, but the nights are cooler, and the days are getting shorter.  This tells plants to GROW!  September is ideal for planting trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, bulbs, groundcovers, wildflowers, herbs, vegetables,,,, in short, everything! Plan on getting out and doing some planting this fall.Read moreRead more

Rabbit Resistant Southwestern Landscape

Late summer and wildlife abounds! While a single bunny is cute, it is upsetting when they decimate your landscape. To avoid the issue, select plants that are pretty-looking but nasty-tasting. There are a number of desert plants that are rabbit resistant and can help create a lush-looking colorful yard. The reason I am telling youRead moreRead more

Vegetable Gardening is easy as 1-2-3

Growing vegetables can be easy – with three simple things to keep in mind. Plus, here in the land of blazing summers, you will need to select the right plants for the season. Rule one. Grow what you like. Don’t plant kale if you don’t like it! If you “kinda” like lettuce, try growing someRead moreRead more

Yeah! for Yuccas

Yucca? Agave? What’s the difference? Many folks find it hard to tell one big round rosette of sword-like spiny leaves from another big round spiny plant. They are all related anyway. Like palms, they are kin to grasses and lack true wood. The main thing to know as an owner of one of these plantsRead moreRead more